Abbott is one of Ireland’s leading health care companies, employing approx 3,000 people across tennine sites. Abbott has been focused on helping the people of Ireland live their best lives since 1946.
Abbott exists to help people live the best lives they can through the power of health. We believe that good health is the starting point for everything people can accomplish, and our business is built around delivering innovative solutions and opening up possibilities that can push healthcare further, empowering more people to achieve their potential. For Abbott, this begins with being responsible, sustainable and inclusive. Our approach to Global Citizenship focuses on doing the right things, for the long term, for the benefit of everyone who relies on our products and services. At the same time, we work hard to maximize the impact of our business in creating fuller lives and stronger communities around the world.
The goal of our Global Citizenship strategy is to achieve sustainable growth, deliver innovative solutions and build stronger communities around the world to help more people live their best lives.
To be a responsible, sustainable and inclusive business Abbott is focused on delivering product excellence, improving access to products and safeguarding the environment. To achieve positive results in these three priority areas Abbott engages in responsible business practices, shared values initiatives and strategic philanthropy.
In communities large and small, Abbott seeks to make a significant and long-lasting difference in the quality of people’s lives. In 2016, Abbott employees in Ireland volunteered more than 6,000 hours through our Croi an Óir volunteering programme. Abbott wants to ensure that our strategic philanthropic activities make our local communities a better place and provide a deeper societal impact and allow our employees to share their skills. We support a diverse range of community outreach projects, with particular emphasis on promoting science education at primary and secondary school.
Abbott Laboratories Ireland’s Community Engagement Policy Rooted in corporate values of Pioneering, Caring, Achieving and Enduring, employee volunteerism is a valued practice within Abbott. Across the 11 Abbott Ireland sites, employees organise many activities that support the local communities. In a 2017 survey, 50 percent of employees reported participating in a voluntary activity, and employees
Abbott contributed significantly to National Science Week, 2018 by helping to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers in Ireland. Abbott started their science week activity off with “ASPIRE with Abbott,” which took place at Abbott’s Clonmel facility. This event was a showcase of STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths) careers, sharing advice about
Located in eastern Africa, Tanzania borders both Lake Victoria and the Indian Ocean. It’s home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the continent’s highest peak, as well as waterfalls and forests, wildebeests and giraffes. It’s also home to 55 million people, many of whom struggle with access to healthcare. For nearly 20 years, the Abbott Fund has invested
National Science Week was once again another exciting activity on Abbott’s calendar across all nine sites in Ireland this year. Abbott supported a variety of events, ranging from the Abbott Fund programmes Family Science and Operation Discovery, Abbott Discovery Day in Longford for the Midlands Science Festival, and over 100 children of employees visited our
To help highlight the positive impacts that volunteering has on lives across Ireland, Abbott is lending its support to the European Volunteering Capital Programme as the official corporate partner 2017. Sligo was named European Volunteering Capital 2017 by the European Volunteer Centre, which promotes volunteering across the European Union and is supported by the European
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